Shorties (A New Essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angel Olsen Covered George Harrison, and more)

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The New Yorker features a new essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Angel Olsen covered George Harrison's "Beware of Darkness."

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Last Friends by Jane Gardam
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Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytalls has passed away.

Flickering Myth previewed the graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.

Composer Amanda Jones discussed scoring film and television with Morning Edition.

The 2020 Ignatz Awards for comics have been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy contributor Eleanor Davis.

Paste recommended the week's best new albums.

Cole Brown discussed his memoir Greyboy with Shondaland.

Phoebe Bridgers, Waxahatchee, Jeff Tweedy, Beck, Devendra Banhart, the Lemon Twigs, Cut Worms, and others covered Daniel Johnston.

The Guardian profiled Margaret Atwood.

Paste interviewed Rhett Miller of the Old 97's.

BuzzFeed previewed the week's virtual literary events.

SPIN listed Ted Leo's best songs.

USA Today previewed the week's best books.

Pitchfork revisited the Breeders' debut album Pod.

Refinery29 previewed fall's best books.

Stream a new Riches song.

Poet Julia Guez recommended books at the Houston Chronicle.

Stream a new song by Nothing.

National Book Foundation to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Mosley.

The Guardian shared an excerpt from Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn by Graeme Thomson.

The Millions interviewed author Adam Wilson.

Humor tends to be my default mode, so the challenge for me isn’t in injecting humor–it’s usually the first thing that’s there–but in making sure the humor doesn’t come at the expense of a deeper emotional engagement, and that, in fact, it works in the service of the larger story I’m trying to tell. And it is a challenge—it’s very hard to get myself to cut a good joke! But sometimes it needs to be done. Luckily, outside readers can be very useful arbiters of which jokes don’t warrant inclusion. The book’s editor, Mark Doten, is a joke-cutter extraordinaire.

Vulture listed the 100 songs that define NYC rap.

The Guardian profiled author Susanna Clarke.

Guitar World profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

The Maris Review interviewed author Karolina Waclawiak.

Bandcamp Daily shared a guide to Kawabata Makoto's discography.

The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author David Mitchell.

Pitchfork reconsidered Yo La Tengo's 1995 Electr-O-Pura album.

Popula interviewed author Mona Eltahawy.

Stream two new Dinosaur Jr. songs.

The Coil shared an excerpt from Tara Isabel Zambrano's book Death, Desire, & Other Destinations.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Alex Ross's book Wagnerism.

Ayad Akhtar discussed his novel Homeland Elegies with Morning Edition.

Nicole Krauss talked to the New Yorker about her story in this week's issue.

Eleanor Boudreau recommended books about doomed love at Electric Literature.

Electric Literature shared new fiction by Sandra Sylvia Nelson.

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